What is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is also known as Cosmetic ear surgery or Ear pinning or Ear re-shaping surgery. This procedure involves changing the shape or size or position of the ear. Otoplasty is mainly performed for aesthetic purposes which can improve the self-image. This is a minimally invasive surgery which is safe and effective.
What are the advantages of Otoplasty?
The following are the advantages of Otoplasty:
What are the indications of Otoplasty?
The following are the indications of Otoplasty:
What is the preparation for Otoplasty?
Following steps are required for an individual for preparation of Otoplasty:
What are the steps involved in Otoplasty?
The type of surgical procedure for Otoplasty may vary according to the type of correction that is being made to the ears.
The general steps included in Otoplasty are as follows:
What is the postprocedure care/recovery care for Otoplasty?
The following are the post care steps to be followed after Otoplasty:
Who can perform Otoplasty [Right specialist type for Otoplasty]?
Otoplasty can be performed by a certified and skilled Plastic surgeon (Cosmetic surgeon) who is specialized and well experienced in performing Otoplasty.
What is the cost of Otoplasty?
Cost of Otoplasty depends on factors such as:
The minimum cost in Bangalore starts from Rs.50,000.
An average cost in Bangalore is approximately Rs.85,000.
The maximum cost in Bangalore can rise up to Rs.1,50,000.
Is Otoplasty a major surgery or minor surgery?
Otoplasty is considered a minor surgery as it is minimally invasive and the scars left by the incisions will be disappeared.
What is the eligibility criteria for Otoplasty?
Anybody who is not satisfied with their ears or wants to change the shape of the ears can undergo this surgery. The only eligibility criteria for Otoplasty is that the ears should be fully formed. Individuals above 5 years can undergo this surgery.
What is the ineligibility criteria for Otoplasty?
The following are the ineligibility criteria for Otoplasty:
What are the risks and complications associated with Otoplasty?
The following are the risks involved in Otoplasty:
How long does it take to complete Otoplasty?
The duration of Otoplasty may vary according to many factors like:
However, the approximate duration for Otoplasty is 2 hours.
What is the recovery time?
The recovery time of the Otoplasty may vary from one person to the other person. Generally, it may take about 2-4 days to remove the bandages and 2-3 weeks to heal.
What is the success rate of Otoplasty?
The success rate of Otoplasty may depend on the surgeon who is performing, the patient, etc. The approximate success rate of Otoplasty is about 90%.
Is Otoplasty painful?
Every surgery comes with a certain level of pain and some discomfort. You won't be experiencing pain during this process because you will be under general anesthesia. There may be some discomfort after the procedure.
Is Otoplasty Permanent?
Otoplasty is the surgical correction of the ear's shape or symmetry. The changes made during this process are permanent. If the changes made are not satisfactory then the surgery can be repeated.
Can Otoplasty be detected in future?
Otoplasty is a permanent procedure where the changes are visible and are permanent. The incisions made are very minimal and can not be detected in the future.
What are the options if Otoplasty fails?
The Otoplasty is a very successful procedure where the failure rates are very low. In very rare cases, if the Otoplasty fails, then the surgery should be repeated. Discuss well with the doctor before going for revision surgery.
What are the alternatives for Otoplasty?
The alternatives for Otoplasty are very limited. Plastic splints can be used for the folds and creases, but this is not a permanent process.